Cabinet Signs Off on DeSoto, Dixie Land Deals

Dan Environment, Florida, Industry News Release

(NSF) — Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state Cabinet agreed Tuesday to spend $8.5 million to help conserve nearly 10,000 acres in DeSoto and Dixie counties. DeSantis and Cabinet members approved spending $6.5 million for a conservation easement on 3,891 acres of ranch land in DeSoto County, with the state hoping to recoup about 42 percent of the money through …

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Florida Cabinet Approves Land Deal

Dan Environment, Florida, Legislative

Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet on Tuesday agreed to spend $6.4 million to purchase what is known as a “conservation easement” on nearly 20,000 acres of timber land near the Suwannee River and Gulf of Mexico in Dixie County. According to a story from the News Service of Florida, under a conservation easement, the land would be protected …


Putnam Pitches Land Deal to Protect Military Bases

Dan Industry News Release

by Jim Turner, News Service of Florida Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, a Republican candidate for governor, said Tuesday the state needs to increase spending for land preservation to help protect military bases from closure. Putnam voiced displeasure that state lawmakers did not provide more money during the current budget year for conservation efforts. Lawmakers set aside $10 million for …

Sticker Shock: Examining the Economic Impacts of Land Acquisition in the EAA

Dan Environment, Florida, Industry News Release, Water

Published with permission of the James Madison Institute by Dr. J. Antonio Villamil Founder and Principal of the Washington Economics Group, Inc. Over the past several years, a policy debate has emerged surrounding the most efficient and effective course of action to address a complex series of challenges regarding the Everglades – its protection, its restoration, and its future. There …